La Saga/ Fuga de J. B./ The Saga/ Escape of J.B. by Gonzalo Torrente Ballester
Recipient of the 1972 Premio de la Crítica and Ciudad de Barcelona, La saga/fuga de J. B. is the first volume of the "Fantastic Trilogy." It tells the story of Castroforte del Baralla, an imaginary city whose inhabitants, confronted with its myth and fantasy, are forced to debate between tradition and the unreal. The unveiling of the secrets and lies that have sustained one thousand years of history provide a shrewd and ironic portrait of modern-day society.